An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
President Bush on Sunday urged wary Persian Gulf allies to rally against Iran â€œbefore it is too late,â€ even as the International Atomic Energy Agency announced that the country had agreed, yet again, to answer outstanding questions about its nuclear programs within four weeks.
But Iran wouldn’t lie to the world full of ‘infidels’, now would it.
In an address to government and business leaders in an opulent hotel here, Mr. Bush focused not only on what the United States believes are Iranâ€™s nuclear ambitions but also its suspected support for Islamic militants in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. He called Iranâ€™s government â€œthe worldâ€™s leading sponsor of terrorismâ€ and accused it of imposing repression and economic hardship at home.
These are the people beating kids and throwing them off cliffs, hanging those who speak out against the regime and stoning women. It’s not such a stretch, considering the IEDs being found made with the Iranian “stamp of approval”.
Medicineâ€™s dream of growing new human hearts and other organs to repair or replace damaged ones received a significant boost Sunday when University of Minnesota researchers reported success in creating a beating rat heart in a laboratory.
The researchers removed all the cells from a dead rat heart, leaving the valves and outer structure as scaffolding for new heart cells injected from newborn rats. Within two weeks, the cells formed a new beating heart that conducted electrical impulses and pumped a small amount of blood.
Creepy. Cool, but really creepy.
State employees can expect some kind of pay raise when Gov. Phil Bredesen announces his budget later this month.
Despite a gloomier economic outlook, Bredesen plans to make employee salaries a part of his proposed budget, along with fully funding priorities like K-12 education, the Basic Education Program formula for school money, and expanding the availability of pre-kindergarten.
Considering Tennessee is a very ‘poor’ state, and the poverty rate is rising, is this such a good idea? Bredesen is a “D” by the way.
How serious is the United Nations about much-touted reform of its scandal ridden, multi-billion-dollar procurement system? To hear senior U.N. officials tell it, very serious.
But that was before FOX News uncovered the case of Corimec S.p.A., an Italian firm that sold the U.N. more than $30 million-worth of goods in 2006 (and many millions more in previous years), and which was suspended from the U.N.’s list of authorized vendors on March 15, 2007 for involvement in one of the highest-profile bribery scandals in the multi-national organization’s history.
It’s way past time for the U.S. to leave the UN, and kick the UN out of the U.S.!!
Europe’s environment chief has admitted that the EU did not foresee the problems raised by its policy to get 10% of Europe’s road fuels from plants.
Recent reports have warned of rising food prices and rainforest destruction from increased biofuel production.
They are just now noticing? Wonder if anyone in Congress will figure out the stupidity of their actions? Pfft! Naw…it makes ‘em FEEL good to think they are saving the planet, while people are starving.
The new head of the South Carolina Board of Education is a mom whose children have never attended public school.
Kristin Maguire is the new head of the state Board of Education in the Palmetto State — but her critics are upset that her children have never attended public school. However, one home-school advocate says Maguire’s election is proof that just because someone chooses the course of their children’s education does not mean they are not qualified to contribute to the system.
Witnesses said they saw Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean on Saturday night at a bus depot in Shreveport, La., Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said. Police don’t know if the man believed to be Laurean boarded a bus that was headed to Texas, or left the station.
Brown cautioned late Sunday that his detectives were still working to confirm the sightings, backing away from earlier assurances that the witness accounts were genuine. But he was confident Laurean would soon be in custody.
I sure hope so! That trash has sullied the uniform he’s not fit to wear!
Local fire officials believe cigarette butts caused a fire at Courtyard Apartments, 96 N. Berger Parkway, late Thursday.
Fond du Lac Fire Department Battalion Chief Larry Wunsch said a Courtyard Apartments resident, a woman who has not been identified, put cigarette butts in a paper bag and then put the bag in the trash. The woman then left the apartment, he said.
No, blame it on the irresponsible woman who didn’t bother to make sure the butts were out!